FC Bergman / Toneelhuis / NTGent / KVS
Fri 12.04.2019 - Sun 22.03.2020

In the mid-1970s, the New York exchange system was brutally disrupted, or at least thoroughly shaken, when a new player stormed onto the market. JR Vansandt was smart, ruthless and… barely eleven years old.

Devoid of any moral sense and concealed behind a small army of frontmen, lawyers and spin doctors, this brat got his invisible claws into Wall Street and wreaked real havoc among his competitors, the stock market in general, the American and global political system, and also people who had nothing to do with the business at all. He would have been Warren Buffet’s worst nightmare, if he had really existed.

The FC Bergman production is grand in every sense, with 15 actors including Marie Vinck, Gene Bervoets, Frank Focketeyn, Oscar Van Rompaey, Kes Bakker, Stijn Van Opstal, Anne-Laure Vandeputte and KVS faces Michael De Cock, Junior Mthombeni and Rashif El Kaoui, plus 21 extras (including 7 children), 2 camera operators, 11 technicians, 27 crew members taking care of production, set, costumes, catering, … The set takes the lead part: JR is set in a towering, 14-metre-high building which features 25 different locations, 8 beamers, 700 props, half a kilometre of trusses, 300 square meters of wall, five square kilometers of theatre drapes, and one limo.

JR, the highly successful production by FC Bergman and Toneelhuis, in coproduction with NTGent and KVS, is coming to Brussels in 2020. After countless amply praised performances, KVS, Kaaitheater, CC Westrand, CC Strombeek, CC De Factorij, La Monnaie and Théâtre National have joined forces for you: we are bringing JR to Paleis 12 in Brussels.


TEKST / TEXTE / TEKST William Gaddis TEKSTBEWERKING / ADAPTATION DU TEXTE / TEXT ADAPTATION Bart Van Den Eynde, Fc Bergman REGIE / MISE EN SCÈNE / DIRECTION Stef Aerts, Joé Agemans, Thomas Verstraeten, Marie Vinck MET / AVEC / WITH Marie Vinck, Thomas Verstraeten, Joé Agemans, Bart Hollanders, Stijn Van Opstal, Geert Van Rampelberg, Oscar Van Rompay, Frank Focketyn, Michael De Cock, Rashif El Kaoui, Junior Mthombeni ... PRODUCTIE / PRODUCTION Toneelhuis, FC Bergman COPRODUCTIE / COPRODUCTION Olympique Dramatique, NTGent, KVS